Christina Conklin

Christina Conklin is the author of The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis (2021), a book of twenty place-based stories about changing ocean chemistry, strengthening storms, warming waters, and rising seas, illustrated throughout with her ink-on-seaweed maps. Christina is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work investigates the intersection of natural systems and belief systems, often using the ocean as both site and metaphor. Her essays, exhibitions, and installations consider the intersecting ecological and social crises of our time, imagining pragmatic possibilities for cultural transformation. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and has exhibited internationally. She is currently working with thought leaders and activists around the world to help communities create regenerative cultural systems. She lives with her husband and two children in Half Moon Bay, California. 


New art call presentation and discussion: Economic relocalization Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Join us to discuss much-needed Economic Relocalization –and share ideas about how to visualize it– based on the Think Resilience course by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.

March 31, 2023


The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis: Excerpt

­The difficult truth is that not every shoreline community will come out on the winning end of the U.K. government’s cost-benefit analysis, and many places will have to be abandoned. 

August 5, 2021

Christina Conklin art installation

The Art of Living in the Both/And

Living with a paradox is being able to hold two different, even opposite, truths and allowing them to coexist in a complex relationship, because we do not, and cannot, know what the future holds.

August 4, 2021